Chase the Chicken 3K: What it was like to run as a ‘chicken’

Follow @vanessajunkin I’ve run a lot of races, but before last weekend, I’d never done one in a chicken costume. The Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run/Walk was held on Saturday, Aug. 18, as part of the Wicomico County Fair at WinterPlace Park. I work for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, which partnered with … More Chase the Chicken 3K: What it was like to run as a ‘chicken’

Chase the Chicken 3K: Looking forward to being a ‘chicken!’

Follow @vanessajunkin Cluck! Cluck! The Wicomico County Fair is getting a fun new addition with the inaugural Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run/Walk. And I get to have a fun role at this race — as one of the two “chickens” runners will be aiming to beat! When I’m not a runner — or a … More Chase the Chicken 3K: Looking forward to being a ‘chicken!’

Bacon before, during and after: On The Bacon Trail – The Naylor Mill 7K

Follow @vanessajunkin I didn’t have the fastest time at the On The Bacon Trail – The Naylor Mill 7K, but I did have a delicious time. Sticking with the bacon theme, I had bacon before, during and after the race. I also wore a tank that said “I’m already planning what I’m going to eat … More Bacon before, during and after: On The Bacon Trail – The Naylor Mill 7K

I’m running across (part of) the world for Girls on the Run International!

Follow @vanessajunkin I’m going to be running across the world. But before I mislead you, I’m not going to run all 24,901 miles. I am one of thousands taking part in a running and fundraising effort called If Girls Ran the World, and we will aim to, in total, run 24,901 miles during the month of October as we raise … More I’m running across (part of) the world for Girls on the Run International!

A summer evening run in Ocean City – with a little scare

Follow @vanessajunkin When I decided to run in Ocean City, I thought it would be hot. I thought it would be sweaty. I didn’t think it would be scary. I parked in the free parking lot in West Ocean City and decided to run over the Harry W. Kelley Memorial Bridge, commonly known as the Route 50 … More A summer evening run in Ocean City – with a little scare

The Beer Mile

We heard “Go,” and with that, my fellow beer mile competitors and I each started drinking our first beer of the race. A handful of us were attempting the beer mile this morning, July 3. It involves running a mile and drinking four beers — one before the first lap and one each after laps one, … More The Beer Mile

Another accurate prediction, fun time at the Five on 25 Fun Run & Prediction Challenge

Follow @VanessaJunkin Apparently, I have a hidden talent of being able to predict my race times pretty accurately. Last weekend, at the I Thought They Said Rum Free 5K Fun Run, I was seven seconds away from my time prediction. Today, at the Five on 25 Fun Run & Prediction Challenge, I was 11 seconds … More Another accurate prediction, fun time at the Five on 25 Fun Run & Prediction Challenge